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EMERGENCY HELP NEEDED


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fortune82

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a malicious program deleted at least 1 necessary file from win32 (im going with worst case scenario and that everything was deleted) and i cant start up windows (im on a linux live CD now)

i need to fix this ASAP as this pc is very important. are there any programs or cds i can burn (preferably free, altho i can pay) that can restore my win32 folder?

PLEASE HELP!!! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :P :P :P :P :P :o :o :o :D :D

Edited by fortune82, 02 April 2008 - 09:24 PM.

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http://www.windowsre...tallxpcdrepair/

http://pcsupport.abo...stxprepair1.htm

if you got your windows cd use the repair option
if your able to boot up i would suggest to you to go to the malware forum
they can help clear up any infection you may have

Edited by Mr Freeze, 02 April 2008 - 11:03 PM.

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What happens when you boot windows? What error message are you getting? We must know this to be able to help.
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i think it was ntlbs.dll or something of the sort. im pretty sure its the root of all the windows files, and what makes my PC boot.

here is the plan i came up with.
1. go to friend who is about as computer savvy as me, and who has an external HDD
2. copy all needed files (the malicious app wasnt a virus, you would have to run the app, so its safe)
3. format HDD
4. bring external HDD and my HDD back
5. install a fresh copy of windows
6. copy needed files back over
7. call it a day, and explain to my idiot brother who thinks myspace is computing skills that the problem is fixed


EDIT: i did try the repair option on the windows disc, didnt do anything tho. ran chkdsk, said it fixed the problems, nothin. i fixed boot sectors, and the MBR. still nothin.

EDIT2: ima try the "repair windows" you suggested, because i have a lot of files i dont want to lose.

Edited by fortune82, 03 April 2008 - 06:41 AM.

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for saving your information off your harddrive
get a IDE/SATA USB 2.0
here are a couple of good posts on them #20 #21

http://www.geekstogo...15#entry1203796
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problem solved.

wiped HDD and reinstalled windows.
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